The Saint James's Singers

Haydn - The Creation


7.30pm Saturday 3 June 2017
The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick


Tickets & More...

Tickets for Haydn’s The Creation

Tickets for the this concert are priced at £12.50 and £17.50.

Tickets may be purchased from the St James’s Singers’ Box Office  07502 939498

Click here to download the seating plan for St Mary’s Church, Warwick. This is for information only.

Click here to download a copy of the concert poster

The next concert to be given by The Saint James’s Singers will be a performance of Joseph Haydn’s Oratorio The Creation. This will be performed on Saturday, 3 June at St Mary’s Church, Warwick.

The Creation is considered by many to be Haydn’s masterpiece. The oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis. Haydn was inspired to write a large oratorio during his visits to England in 1791–1792 and 1794–1795, when he heard the large scale oratorios of Handel.

The work is structured in three parts and scored for soprano, tenor and bass soloists, chorus and a symphonic orchestra.

The first public performance was held in Vienna at the old Burgtheater on 19 March 1799.